GP2 – Stefano Coletti leads the way in Spa

//GP2 – Stefano Coletti leads the way in Spa

GP2 – Stefano Coletti leads the way in Spa

MGP2 logoonegasque driver back on top in free practice

GP2 Series leader Stefano Coletti set the quickest laptime of today’s free practice session in Spa-Francorchamps. In the dying minutes, the Monegasque driver edged James Calado out of the top spot with a time of 1:58.386, a shy five hundredths quicker than the Brit. Fabio Leimer completed the top three.

The 2013 GP2 season resumed this morning in Belgium after a four week summer break. The session opened in cool temperatures and on a drying track following morning-long drizzle. The twenty-six drivers fed to the track as the pitlane opened on the Hard compounds. Alexander Rossi was quick to set the early pace, but it was Robin Frijns who was the first driver to break under the 2min barrier. The Dutchman who is back at the wheel of the Hilmer car this weekend improved on Rossi’s laptime by nine tenths. Frijns went even quicker on his following attempt and lapped the 7.004km track in 1:59.126.

At mid-session, Leimer found some extra pace to set a laptime of 1:58.581, half a second quicker than Frijns. Calado was also on a mission and moved up to P2 but he was dropped to third after Stéphane Richelmi improved on the Brit’s laptime. With ten minutes left on the clock, Calado put his head down and claimed the top spot going one tenth quicker than the Swiss, but in the dying minutes Coletti was able to go even quicker and finished the session at the top of the timesheet.

Behind the top three, Tom Dillmann was once again quick and claimed fourth ahead of Frijns, Adrian Quaife-Hobbs, Richelmi, Marcus Ericsson, Julian Lean and last race winner Nathanaël Berthon. The forecast expects that it should be dry for today’s qualifying session, but the weather is never predictable in the Ardennes…

Spa-Francorchamps – Free Practice

Driver Team Laptime Laps
1. Stefano Coletti Rapax 1:58.386

12

2. James Calado ART Grand Prix 1:58.445

10

3. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1:58.581

11

4. Tom Dillmann RUSSIAN TIME 1:58.864

11

5. Robin Frijns Hilmer Motorsport 1:58.903

11

6. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Hilmer Motorsport 1:58.987

12

7. Stéphane Richelmi DAMS 1:59.057

10

8. Marcus Ericsson DAMS 1:59.131

10

9. Julian Leal Racing Engineering 1:59.168

11

10. Nathanaël Berthon Trident Racing 1:59.201

12

11. Alexander Rossi EQ8 Caterham Racing 1:59.405

12

12. Felipe Nasr Carlin 1:59.407

12

13. Sam Bird RUSSIAN TIME 1:59.447

12

14. Sergio Canamasas EQ8 Caterham Racing 1:59.500

13

15. Mitch Evans Arden International 1:59.575

9

16. Johnny Cecotto Arden International 1:59.650

11

17. Dani Clos MP Motorsport 1:59.685

12

18. Vittorio Ghirelli Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:59.748

12

19 Rene Binder Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:59.753

10

20. Daniel De Jong MP Motorsport 1:59.891

11

21. Jolyon Palmer Carlin 2:00.162

12

22. Simon Trummer Rapax 2:00.278

11

23. Daniel Abt ART Grand Prix 2:00.290

9

24. Jake Rosenzweig Barwa Addax Team 2:00.375

11

25. Rio Haryanto Barwa Addax Team 2:00.407

11

26. Ricardo Teixeira Trident Racing 2:01.300

10

2018-07-17T23:27:30+00:00August 23rd, 2013|GP 2 series|